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LIFE AS A HOUSE

Academy Award-winner KEVIN KLINE stars as George Monroe, a man who decided to tear down his house and wound up rebuilding the world around him. Kline has earned equal distinction in the worlds of film and theatre.

In addition to an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in A Fish Called Wanda, Kline was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for his roles in Sophie's Choice, Dave, In & Out and Soapdish. A Julliard graduate, Kline's Broadway credits include Hal Prince's "On the Twentieth Century," for which he won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award, and "The Pirates of Penzance," for which he again won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award as well as the Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement by an actor.

After his acclaimed debut in Alan Pakula's moving adaptation of William Styron's novel Sophie's Choice, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, Kline began a long-standing creative relationship with writer/director Lawerence Kasdan on the influential ensemble comedy The Big Chill, followed by the Western Silverado, the offbeat comedy I Love You To Death, the ensemble drama Grand Canyon and the romantic comedy French Kiss. Kline's other film credits include Princess Caraboo, Fierce Creatures, Chaplin, The Ice Storm, A Midsummer Night's Dream and most recently, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming's digital video feature The Anniversary Party. Kline will next be seen in The Palace Thief, directed by Michael Hoffman and based on the novella by Ethan Canin.

On stage, Kline won rave reviews for his off-Broadway performance in Shaw's "Arms and the Man" directed by John Malkovich, and starred in David Hare's adaptation of Chekov's "lvanov" at Lincoln Center. He has appeared at the New

York Shakespeare Festival in 'Richard Ill," "Henry V" "Measure for Measure," "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Hamlet,' for which he won the Obie Award for Sustained Achievement in Theater. He directed and starred in a second production of "Hamlet," receiving five Drama Desk nominations, including for director and actor. Later, he co-directed a televised version of the production for the PBS "Great Performances" series. This Summer he appeared in Mike Nichols' critically-acclaimed production of Anton Chekov's "The Seagull," co starring Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Marcia Gay Harden, Natalie Portman, John Goodman and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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